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The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923

Witte, E. E.
Statistics relating to Wisconsin from the 1920 census,   pp. [17]-40 PDF (7.5 MB)

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               FROM THE 1920 CENSUS
                          By E. E. WITTE
                Chief, Legislative Reference Library
W    HILE the Fourteenth Census was taken in 1920, certain por-
       tions of this census have as yet not been made public by the
United States Census Bureau. The census data already published,
however, makes it certain that while the population of Wisconsin in-
                    creased somewhat less rapidly between 1910 and
192,0 than did the population ot the country as a
whole, the Badger State made more rapid progress
than the country at large both in agriculture and
               Total Population
  Wisconsin is the twenty-fifth state in area, but
the thirteenth state in population. This has been
the rank of Wisconsin in population at each
census since 1900. In 1920 the total population of
the state was 2,632,067, which is 2.5 per cent of
the. entire 1nnnulatin onf t he Unite.d States. _This
    E. E. WITTE     gives Wisconsin an average density per square
                    mile of 47.6 people, as compared with 35.5 for the
country as a whole. Of all northern states east of the Mississippi
river, however, only Maine and Vermont are less densely populated
than is Wisconsin. Within the state the density of population varies
greatly, ranging 7.2 people per square mile in Florence county to
2,295.5 people per square mile in Milwaukee county.
  Between 1910 and 1920 the population of Wisconsin increased 12.8
per cent. This is identically the same rate of increase as between
1900 and 1910. For the entire United States the percentage of in-
crease in population during the last decade was 14.9 per cent. Of
the increase in population in Wisconsin, more than two-thirds was
in cities of over 25;000 and nearly 40 per cent of the total in Mil-
waukee alone.
  The population of Wisconsin at each census since 1840 and the
increase over the preceding census is shown in Table I.

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